Did you know we take pictures of things other than naked people? Now, imagine if we apply our experimental tactics to inanimate objects.
I started this week’s experiments with two goals in mind. First and foremost, I wanted to see what would happen if we applied the same multi-processed concept to inanimate objects, primarily landscape shots with dominant architecture as the focal point. Second, I wanted to see if these images might be marketable to a more mainstream audience. I know the experimental series we posted last week was a bit much for many people, especially given that a fair portion of the population went spastic because JLo did a pole routine at the Super Bowl. Perhaps we could create a more sanguine set of photos to appease those who think I’m totally one-sided.
One of the challenges to this week’s images was trying to keep a sense of depth and texture to the image. As a result, we ended up using a very different set of processes than was required last week. We also added a fifth process to prevent the images from looking too much like an architectural sketch. Not that there’s anything wrong with architectural sketches, but that’s not the look we’re wanting. Of course, this significantly increased the time necessary to create each image. We also had to do a great deal more intimate masking work with these images. The process certainly wasn’t as easy as the end results might appear.
I learned something very valuable this week. When using Photoshop’s “save to cloud” feature, one cannot simply save one version of an image to the cloud and then save a lower-resolution version of the same image locally. No. If one does that, Photoshop overwrites the high-resolution image on the cloud with the same low-resolution image saved locally. To avoid this, one has to create a duplicate image and save it separately. Of course, creating a duplicate image can mess with the Exif data of the image, so there are issues there that I’m not sure how to correct. I’m open to suggestions.
I had originally hoped to be able to offer many of these images for sale. Unfortunately, partly because of the resolution problem and because of external copyright issues, there are only three we could safely offer for sale. If you click the Prints option in the menu, you’ll be taken to my Fine Art America profile and can order prints from there.
You’ll want to view these at the highest resolution possible and may want to bump the brightness on your monitor or screen as they tend to view a little darker than they actually are. As always, click on any thumbnail to view the full collection at its optimal size for your device.